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cephaconscious (n., adj.)
One of two images of the flags for Cephaconsciousness. The background is made up of 8 horizontal stripes. The first three stripes form a gradient from deep blue to light blue. Then, there is a light gray and a very light gray stripe. The last three stripes form a gradient from pastel red to dark purple. The foreground of the flag contains a purple silhouette of a cephalopod with 10 tentacles. The silhouette has a vertical line of symmetry and is at the center of the flag. The outermost tentacles curve up to the same height as the head of the cephalopod.
Applies tosystems, system functions
CoinerThe Wilderness/swarm-of-tired-enbees

Cephaconscious refers to a system, or sisasystem, that has fluid, monoconscious-like switching, but members of the system who are not in front have their own, separate consciousness in headspace/are polyconscious in headspace.[1]

Experiences a cephaconscious system may have are:

  • having one distinct consciousness for fronting, that whoever is in front “steps into”, while system members who are not currently fronting have their own consciousness separate from the body
  • switching feels like “becoming” someone else, as described in monoconscious systems.
  • in the headspace, each system member feels as though they have a distinct, separate consciousness of their own.
  • system members are polyconscious in the headspace (when not fronting.)
  • accessing the headspace from the front can be difficult without an excessive amount of concentration.

The term stems from the word cephalopod. Cepholopods represent the idea of having one fronting-consciousness (represented by the head) and being polyconscious in headspace (represented by the tentacles).

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Hydraconscious systems similarly have aspects of polyconscious and monoconscious systems, though not necessarily connected to fronting.

Mutoconscious systems have a similar distinction between fronting consciousness and headspace consciousness.

Systems with a shell, or a prism may call themselves cephaconscious.

Atrium Systems have memory management similar to this concept.

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The flag is meant to represent a mix of the monoconscious and polyconscious flags by using both blue and red which are used in the mono-/polyconscious flags respectively.

The blue stripes represent the “fluid-like” switching like in monoconscious systems and the red stripes represent the experience of system members being polyconscious when not in front. The white and the gray stripe represent becoming one with the consciousness of the front when switching.

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